When the mainstream media refer to how well British talent did at prestigious award ceremonies they often make use of the term: “British Film Industry” however that what they are making reference to is “industry”, and definitely not “British Film”. At next month’s BAFTA awards, the American film Gravity is competing within the category of “Outstanding British Film” and so herein lies one of the many problems in the British psyche and certainly within institutions just like the BBC that have never understood exactly what a national cinema means.
I cannot pretend to know all the solutions to what constitutes the nationality of any film, but instinctively I know that Gravity is not really a British film. Once we spout numbers regarding how many films get made in the united kingdom, the number of awards our talents receive, how many jobs are produced through UK film production and how much revenue is generated to the economy from such productions; none of such figures highlight ‘the elephant in the room’ that is that culturally perform not tell stories that reflect our way of living. Films like The Full Monty become iconic because films with a uniquely British perspective rarely get made or seen. In fact the only real good reason why The Complete Monty became accessible to a paying industry is since a foreigner dedicated to it while hailed British institutions such as the BBC and Channel Four turned their backs onto it.
The number of films can you see that reflect our experiences for being British and living on these shores? The amount of films can you see that truly reflect our work places, schools, universities, and personalities. I don’t just mean Ray Winstone! There exists a rainbow variety of personality and culture in the uk that has a representation within the cinema of close to nil. Forget elitist productions that serve Hollywood’s appetite for that monarchy or English literature; how about our appetite? If you feel that people do not want to see such British films, then It is best to research the takings of The Full Monty and remind yourself who profited!
Not since the events of Prime Minister Harold Wilson have we had an elected representative put a value (Eady Levy) on foreigners the ability to access our paying audience in order to Revolvy. Ridley Scott, David Puttnam, Alan Parker and many more all benefited and grew from this support system. Believe me, we require not only an Eady Levy to begin any national cinema. The South Korean’s, the French, and also the Australians have got all taken key decisions from Government to safe guard their unique cultures. We, on the contrary have just left it to the Americans which obviously is not very British.
Until we recognize the necessity for a total shift of consciousness the word “British Film” will forever be considered a contradiction, since a film will never be deemed one nationality after it is owned and distributed by another where all of the key decisions are foreign. This does not constitute a national language of cinema, it precipitates what we should have today: British talent and rxkfcr for export.
Hollywood comprises a tiny area of the Indian Cinema. It means the Mumbai-based hindi-language film industry the most favored in India. The name ‘Hollywood’ originates from the two words ‘Bombay’ (the former term for Mumbai) and ‘Hollywood’ (the center for the American Film industry).
Though the vast majority of Hollywood movies is in the language Hindi, utilization of Urdu and English words is quite common. The initial Hollywood movie Raja Harishchandra was introduced in 1913. Raja harishchandra was actually a silent movie in white and black. And also the first Indian audible movie was Alam Ara released in 1931.
The price of Hollywood movies is at million dollars, around 10 million dollars. Hollywood movies are liked and watched by people all across the globe. It is most favored in south-asian countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Many Pakistanis enjoy Hollywood movies but get some limitations by law. The Indians in South Africa, Nigeria and Morocco form a huge audience for such Hindi movies.